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It's that time of year to just be lazy & chillax! Get to the beach & relax to the sound of waves or Hop on the nearest couch or recliner with your book or E-reader. (& if you want put something on where you can hear waves crashing if that will help you relax!)
Get your books here! (Most likely the book links will also have the option to purchase other variations of the book. (e-reader, hardcover, paperback etc)
Whether you're bored & stuck with a black out or have cabin fever from spring hayfever, weather Jack frost just pooped on your lawn and You're snowed in, or just flat out sick? Maybe you have to do what I call the 'Free Reign' book report (Meaning you can read anything you may be interested in) Looking for recreational reading? I should have the answer here being as I think I may possibly have everything (or close to it) you may need to help you out. Also see my 2013 year of the book series for the ULTIMATE Book Report form/outline take notes then write the report. See the WHo what where when Why & How section for the page You can also see my 2014 Reading Room as well
I used to have this set up lke a book store would be with sections of new Releases & best sellers in one section, by genre, a Themed section, by age with a children's, young adult, & adult sections as well as my favorites (which includes recommended to and by me) even What I'm currently reading, but as it says in the next section (divider looking thing that says important...I've had to change the format (or is style a better word?). If something is no longer here it may be on a new page. which should be noted in the right sidebar the picture will show if it is published yet.)
There's links for virtual books shelves, How to repair a books, as well as a video, and a book you can order to learn more, and included links in that for the supplies. There's also an option of what you can do with your books when you are done reading them. (think of it as an experiment)
If I don't have a Book topic or title here? check out my other Lenses; There's music, writing poetry & other creative writing & a various amount of halloween lenses & holiday ones as well. Just to name a few so you can check my other lenses & I may have what you are looking for. Also there's Ultimate reading Lists Books
A room without books is like a body without a soul
The Books of Summers Past ~ The 90s
1990 Diane Ackerman's A Natural history of the senses
1991 American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
1992 All the Pretty Horses -Cormac McCarthy
1993 Like Water for Chocolate-Laura Esquivel
1994 The Alienist-Caleb Carr
1995 The Liars' Club -Mary Karr
1996 Drinking:A Love Story - Caroline Knapp
1997 Plum Islands- Nelson DeMille
1998 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
1999 Hannibal -Thomas Harris
Book Club - not literall
How do you aquire your books?
Scouting for the Reaper
You can find my notes etc on Goodreads
It Books of Summers Past~ The 2000s the first decade
2000 White Teeth -Zadie Smith
2001 Cane River- Lalita Tademy
2002 The Lovely Bones- Alice Sebold
2003 The Da Cinci Code- Dan Brown
2004 Easts, Shoots & Leaves- Lynne Truss
2005 The Historian- Elizabeth Kostoa
2006 The Ruins- Scott Smith
2007 A Thousand Splendid Suns- Khaled Hosseini
2008 The Host- Stephanie Meyer
2009 The Help- Kathryn Stockett
2010 The Girl who kicked the Hornet's Net- Stieg Larsson
READ - Who What where when Why & HOw
the girl in the back left I see has the Zak Bagans Book Dark World & the face on the one on the right you'd think she saw Zak w/o his clothes on
Another Point of View by Richard Jubak
I am proud to say a friend of mine wrote this book, sadly it's not of my interest so I haven't yet read the book. But I do intend on giving it a try when I can.
I do know it's religious, however I'm told (and likely how the 'other point of view title comes from it being) a scientific view as well. Which means it likely should have been listed as philosophy rather than religion.
you can even take a look inside the book to see if it would be of interest to you.
Summers past IT books 2011- current
2011 The Paris Wife - Paula McLain
2012 Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
2013 The Husband's Secret - Liane Moriarty
2014 All the Light we cannot see- AnNthony Doerr
So what will be 2015s?
Read like a Wolf Eats
Read like a Wolf Eats -
Booked Every Night
The age friendly rooms
SERIES (its the series title NOT the book titles)
The Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward++
Savannah Vampire Series by Raven Hart++
The Otherworld aka Sisters of the Moon Series by yasmine Galenorn++
Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlane harris (The set Tv Series True BLood is Based on)++
Dragon Lance Series by Margarette Wise & Tracy Hickman
Anita Blake by Laurell K. Hamilton
Songs of Fire & Ice by George R.R. Marin (Tv series Game of Thrones is based on) He currently in the process of writing 'The Winds of Winter
Janet Evanovich "numbers' series "*One for the Money"
If You ask Me (and of Course you won't) by Betty White
American Outlaw by Jesse James
Happy Chaos by Soleil Moon Frye (child star of Punky Brewster)
George Carlin Books-
When Will Jesus Bring the Pork Chops? by George Carlin
The George Carlin Letters: The Permanent Courtship of Sally Wade by Sally Wade
Brain Droppings by George Carlin
George Carlin - Class Clown by George Carlin
3 x Carlin: An Orgy of George by George Carlin
Napalm & Silly Putty
Harry Potter series can be found on my Harry Potter Fodder lens
Some individual books
marley & Me by John Grogan
Dewey by Vicki Myron++
Stephen King- Delores Clairborn, Cujo, The Shining, Cell, The Colorado Kid
I've tried to include an amazon page that has all formats of the book on it, in case you'd like to purchase so just click away
Best Sellers List
Please feel free to add to the list for ages 18 & up (at the bottom of the list is a button on the left to 'add to list'
Popular Childrens books and Series
Some of the stuff here I noticed should be in with the young adult section
New & old Individual & series (up to age 12)
Richard Scarry's A Story A Day 365 Stories and Rhymes by Kathryn Jackson
Bunnicula:The Vampire Bunny (Ready-to-Read. Level 3) by James Howe
Little Miss Gift Set (Mr. Men and Little Miss) by Roger Hargreaves
The Lovable Little Misses (Mr. Men and Little Miss) by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Men Gift Set (Mr. Men and Little Miss) by Roger Hargreaves
The Marvelous Mr. Men (Mr. Men and Little Miss) by Roger Hargreaves
Harry Potter series
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
My sister the vampire deries
Harriet the Spy
The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
Skippy jon jones
Read With Dick and Jane: We Play by Grosset and Dunlap Staff
Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip C. Stead
A Family Treasury of Little Golden Books: 46 Best-Loved Stories by Ellen Lewis Buell
Heroes of Olympus series
Dr. Seuss (any)y of a Whimpy kid
The Poky Little Puppy Special Anniversary Edition LGB (Special Edition Little Golden Book) by Janette Sebring Lowrey
The Berenstain Bears series by Stan Berenstain
If you give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff & Felicia Bond
Fun with Dick & Jane
R.I.P. Author of Berenstein Bears
Searching the Stacks- by Genre
Here's a compilation of Books either sold as a box set collection or at least one of the books in a series., THere's around 15 book s in the sweep series but you can also buy them as a single book with a few of each of the books includedm (see listing below for what I mean)
There's WAY too many Sweet Valley High books to include all (I saw one that said Book 134!! So I'm going to include just a few here) Same for the Hardy Boys
I have personally read (or have some of) even at least one book in a series so far (sookie stakhouse Dead as a Doornail, Vampire Academy) or have a book on the shelf to read, or have the books listed on my wish list to be read.
Read (did I add this series?)
Chronicles of Narnia
Some series i haven't read (& can't remember if I added to the list)
Maximum Ride Series
Artemis Fowl Series
City of Ember Series...
Shadow Children Series
A Great and Terrible Beauty series..
Harry Potter series... please see my harry Potter Fodder lens for all your Harry-ing needs
(I've been able to read an excerpt)
Supernatural Series (based on the Tv series)
R.L. Stine this author knows how to chill teens bones. The author has had two runs that I know of, of his stories being turned into Tv movies or used as a series!
The Books we grew up with (not sure if in right age group)
Sweet Valley High
The Hardy Boys
In each of the Following Sections Starting with this I've included lists for books by Genre ...mystery, drama, sci-fi etc
and can also be of varying reading levels children adult or young adult (right now its mostly YA or adult)
Mystery, Crime Suspense
I Loved the Rita may Brown Murder on the Prowl. Its cute (It has animals in it & they 'talk' & as far as I remember its not a Violent or scarry mystery. The most recent I've read was the Physic Book of Deliverance Dane. A Flaw int he Blood & Lethal Legacy were very cool to read, esp. being as I'm not much for the crime genre so those are on the list of my favorite books.
All but 2 books on this list I have read or Own only 3 I do not but they sound good.
A Flaw in the Blood
Leathal Legacy by Linda Fairstein
Myrder on the Prowl by Rita Mae & SNeaky Pie Brown
The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe
The Rose Labyrinth by Titania Hardie
Who's kitten Who by Cynthia Baxter
Fantasy , Sci-fi & Horror
All Grades even Dark Fantasy with Werewolves Witches & Zombies
I have read or own the book on this list
The Mammoth Book of Fantasy
Night Life & Pure Blood ((Nocturne City, Book 1 & 2) by Caitlin Kittredge
The Nest by Gregory A. Douglas (this gave me the heebee geebies
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls (Quirk Classics) by Steve Hockensmith
Towers of Midnight (Wheel of Time, Book Thirteen) by Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
Bloody Mary And Other Tales For A Dark Night by Stefan Dziemianowicz
The Mark of the Vampire Queen (Vampire Queen, Book 2) by Joey W. Hill
The Stake by Richard Laymon
Thirst by Pyotyr Kurtinski
Dracula The Un-Dead by Dacre Stoker, Ian Holt
Edgar Allen Poe's Murders in Rue Morge
was Published April 20th 1841.
Historians of the Genre have sad its the first detective story and that Detective C. Auguste Dupin was a major inspirating for Inspector Bucket
How do you buy books?
What is a Teacher?
It isn't someone who teaches something,but someone who INSPIRES the student
Teach your Child to read - Reading Stages & Logs
Check out 'The Broken Link' For sites,articles etc on Children's Reading Levels.
See the Links list for Article How to Determine the Reading Level of Children's Books
The "Ready to Read' books levels are as follows
Pre-level 1 Reconizing Words = Word Repition Familliar Words & Phrases and simple sentences
Level 1 Starting to Read= Simple stories, INcreased Vacabulary & Longer sentences
Level 2 Reading Independently= More- complext stories, Varied Sentence structure and paragraphs and short chapters
Level 3 Reading Proficiently= Rich Vocabulary, More challenging stories and Longer chaptes (ages 6-8 for Bunnicula)
& a Leveled Book List http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/
To make things easier here's a direct link for a Levels list.
Scholastic Guide Reading Level list
(Image found in an image search. I hope this can be read easily. (otherwise contact me on my Fb acc't & we'll se if there's a way I can get it to you so its readable.
Barnes & Nobles (& I'm sure amazon as well) sells a book You can include what you've read, I think it also has a section for those you'd like to read (& can include the Isbn ##) with spots for reviews I also have in the themed list some log books and think one or 2 are for children
*Make Your own (for mine I included)
Title, Author, Date started, Date Ended, How many pages & an 'Other' column for any other notes I might think maybe a grade of how I liked it)
You can even add stars for miles stones 25th 50th 100th books read
*Use a book that way you can use the above + write a review) or make your Own sheet like I did in word or database program
If you want to check out more videos on teaching your child to read this is the search query I used
What is your favorite type of book to read?
What's your favorite type of story
We all have a preference to what we like to read. Some use reading as escapism to get away from life, So that would be along the lines of FANTASY SUPERNATURAL etc stories some like mysteries crime & thrillers
Others like FICTION or a feel good NON-FICTION story
Some want a wirlwind ROMANCE
There's others looking for the truth Sci-fi Ghost Stories etc.
Others like learning on their own maybe some sort of self help book
So what is your fave Genre?
Ray Bradbury-Halloween Tree
Maurice Sendak- illustrator/author Where the wild things are
What to Do when you are done with the books - Book CROSSING Zone
My appologies that the picture is a little hard to read but I was not able to fit it on the screen bigger so I could make a photo image of it.
This is my Favorite way to pass around books to friends & family.
I get an update when someone leaves a journal Entry (review) of the book. &
Try to read image above, if you'd like more information Contact me! (maybe I can send you the brochure in an attachment for easier reading)
I also have some documents so you can have some free labels made That I can attach as well To get you started!
In a around a month I should Hopefully be finished with my lens on this site so keep checking in
What do you prefer to read Physical books or e-readers?
Throwing the Book - Dueling Pages
To me There's nothing like the smell different textures of the pages as well as thickness etc. I think the reading experience besides the actual reading & picturing what you are reading entails the smell of the book & the texture of the pages. Some feel different also sometimes the pages have that straight edge others look like they have that 'ripped' off look. Like the pages are starting to flake away. I also find them easier when doing research to spread out rather than having to move (however you do) between books etc. on the e-readers. Or windows & tabs on the computer, I can see all the pages I left open at a glance with the physical books, with the computer or I guess an ereader, Its only one screen that can only show so much info at once. so for me REAL books are better
Tho' yes there is room for E-readers, I can only understand them for those that are students or constantly 'Up in the air' (always traveling or moving)
Book report, essay, & story maps sheets
my appologies this was removed due to technical difficulties
I had to remove some of the report outlines as Squidoo does not tell you what on your lens is the problem so I had to remove a bunch of stuff beig I had more links to my photobucket for the images, so I don't know if those were it or what. If you need to use them. You can find them in the writing album of my Photobucket page. (click on the image & will take you there) By NO Means are you to use the forms for anything but educational or private use.
from Free site
Write your OWN!!!! - sort of
I started to write a couple of stories in october (2011) I prefer to write in a composition book, or a binder with loose leaf paper
Then after I finish a page or 2 front & back, and after a day or 2 I type it while I do the edits & revisals.
If you really don't have an actual idea for writing even a short story, then use one of these books. (appologies as This was formerly on Squidoo.com & they have now transferred over, so I am currently trying to figure out how to include what I want to note as hubpages doesn't allow for much (even on Recipe lenses to include the ingredients)
I've listed a variety of journals and other items to try to help you at least find an idea or start your own.
Some of the books that aren't actual reading, maybe you can write a book about doing whatever it is in the book each day, or take an idea from one of the pages & start that way. Inspiration comes when you least espect it (I really hate that, as I do not always have a pen & paper around to jot down the ideas for poems or my stories. One in which I got the idea from something someone said in a book or tv show.
Check out my Epic ballad of Poetry lens for more possible ideas!